The definitive version of the smash hit Metroidvania-style action-platformer, Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition adds new levels, powers, challenges and refinements to the sprawling, ridiculous, Mexican-inspired adventure of the original.
User reviews: Very Positive (215 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 21, 2014

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Buy Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition + Guacamelee Gold Original Soundtrack

Includes the original soundtrack from Guacamelee Gold!

 

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"Showed at PAX East 2014 - We were immediately struck by the use of Mexican folklore - rarely (if ever!) seen in games. It plays wonderfully, too.""
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November 6, 2014

4-Player mode is now LIVE! Plus: FINAL WEEK of loyalty discount (86%-OFF)!!

Hello Steam users!

4-PLAYER LOCAL CO-OP NOW LIVE!!



The Guacamelee! STCE 4-player co-op update is now out of beta and LIVE on Steam!

Many new fixes & features have been integrated, with a particular emphasis on co-op improvements. The biggest single change is the new 4 player local co-op mode. A full change list is available here.

LOYALTY DISCOUNT – FINAL WEEK, 86%-OFF



Due to a configuration problem, the 86%-off loyalty discount offered last week as part of the Halloween sale was available to some, but not all eligible users. We believe this issue is now fixed, and the discount has been extended for an extra week!

Also: Please note that the Guacamelee! STCE loyalty discount WILL BE DISCONTINUED on November 10th. If you’re a Guac Gold owner and you’ve been thinking of upgrading STCE, this week is your last chance to do so at a deeply discounted price.

We hope you like the update!

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Reviews

“Still the reigning champ.”
9.1 / 10 – IGN

“This is, by far, the best version of Guacamelee! you’re likely to see...”
A – Gaming Age

“Guacamelee Super Turbo Champion Edition offers one of the best-designed and most original takes on the well-worn metroidvania phenomenon you'll ever find.”
4.5 / 5 – US Gamer

Super? Turbo?? *Championship????*

STCE is a widely revamped version of the original Guacamelee!. Enjoy exploring two huge new levels, exploding into 'Intenso' power mode, and laying egg bombs as a chicken. You'll need every bit of power to dispatch a vicious new class of Elite enemies, a host of updated and rebalanced challenges in Normal and Hard modes, and the scheming new boss, El Trio de la Muerte.

About This Game

Carlos Calaca has kidnapped El Presidente's Daughter, and he plans to sacrifice her in order to merge the World of the Living with the World of the Dead.

Juan Aguacate, an agave farmer who stumbles upon a Legendary Luchador mask, must find the strength and courage to become the Hero he's always dreamed of being and put a stop to this.

Guacamelee! is a Metroidvania-style action-platformer set in a magical world inspired by traditional Mexican culture and folklore. The game features melee combat, parallel dimensions and same-screen co-op. The original Guacamelee! received wide critical acclaim and was a finalist for both IndieCade and the Independent Games Festival's Excellence in Visual Art award.

Key Features


  • Non-Stop Fighting Action. An extensive move list, advanced combo engine, and anti-gravity grabs
  • Multi-dimensional Platforming. Instantly swap between the Worlds of Living and Dead to traverse impossible terrain
  • Combat moves double as movement, uniting platforming and fighting in a way never seen before
  • Diverse, detailed world containing lively towns, dark forests, flowery canals and fiery volcanoes
  • Drop in/out 2-Player local co-operative play, featuring independent dimension swapping
  • Multiple boss characters (each with unique back stories), wide range of foes, and elite-class enemies
  • Spectacular player abilities: The Rooster Uppercut, Frog Slam, and “Intenso” turbo-combat mode
  • Colorful, vibrant costumes that change both player appearance and attributes
  • Steam leaderboards, achievements and trading cards, support for multiple save slots, persistent cross-save-game costume unlocks
  • Chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8, XP, 2000 and Vista
    • Processor: 2 Ghz+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 3.0, 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Supports Xbox 360 Controller and other XInput-compatible controllers
Helpful customer reviews
241 of 334 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This is basically the same game as Guacamelee Gold, except with a bit of added fluff. Please do not support dishonest business practices and just skip this game altogether. Having to rebuy the game again without even the slightest discount is in no way justifiable.

The technical aspects aren't much to look at either, the game either has huge input lag or A LOT of screen tearing, depending on your VSync settings. Pick your poison.

This game also still does not support online coop, despite the developer saying in the original game that he wanted to implement it, but did not have the time. Yet they apparently had enough time to re-release the same game with a few added skins and a few more enemies? Please.

I'd say vote with your wallet. The developers do not deserve your money.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Vanilla Guacamelee really burned me hard because for the majority of the game I really was enjoying it due to the gameplay and atmosphere up until the difficulty scaling went out right the window with Jaguar Javier and I just gave up there. Thankfully Super Turbo has fixed most of these problems and the ball-busting stuff is relegated to 100% completion as it should be. Intenso is also a solid enough way to make things somewhat easier while leaving it optional. The levels and boss that they added in Super Turbo are nice additions that are worth 5 bucks if you already own Vanilla. Overall if you haven't bought Guacamelee yet just buy this, its standalone and an improvement over Vanilla. If you want more Guacamelee or felt really burned by Vanilla give Super Turbo a spin, its what I wanted the game to be from the beginning.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
Great Game!
Can't wait for Guacamelee: Super Ultra Mega Nitro Deluxe Special Superbowl World Cup MLG Championship MLP Editon: Deluxe Edition
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
I can barely think of anything I DON'T like about this game. How could I possibly find fault with a Mexican-flavored side-scrolling dimension-swapping metroidvania comedy beat-em-up set on Día de los Muertos?

The combat is exciting, the controls are tight, you will NEVER run out of different ways to beat people up, platforming is immensely satisfying and makes good use of the special moves, it's chock full of those little moments that make you go "woah!", consequenses for failure are low and put you back in the action right away, you spend a significant portion of the game as a chicken...

Just fuggin' buy it already, it's awesome.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Fantastic combat. Thrilling platforming. Smart level-design. One of my most favorite games of ALL TIME!
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
I loved this game, as it falls into my favorite genre of games: beat 'em ups. It's just like Guacamelee Gold Edition except a few new areas, enemies, and one new boss. However, since it is so much like its predecessor, I found the game to be very easy. A few arenas here and there gave me a few problems, but overall it was a cakewalk. The bosses are a joke and offer little to no challenge (except for the Jaguar boss, though I still think he was tougher in Gold Edition.) Overall, I liked playing the game again; I just wish it offered more difficulty.

8/10

Weird that it's an entirely new game when it's practically just an update to Gold Edition.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
This game answers the question "What would Metroid be like if Samus was an undead luchador who could transform into a chicken?"

The platforming/exploring is solid and rewarding. The combat is fluid and fun. The art style is gloriously bright and colourful. The characters are suitably ridiculous. All-in-all, the game is a joyous experience.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
A polished action 2d platformer.

This game is an 'upgrade' of previously released Guacamelee Gold Edition.

Looks simple, but when you play it - it's a bit complicated since it requires a bit of learning mostly for combos and memorizing the pattern of enemies' shields in order to break it. Chaining combos also feels smooth in battle, if you master it literally you'll stomp on enemies.

There's a regular platformer features like Double Jump, Air Combo, but what's best from this game is that the game cleverly incorporates it but sometimes it's irritating and requiring you to replay a part of the level again and again because it requires precise movement and fast fingers. I also like the swapping dimension between living and the dead, required when you progress through the game - quickly reminds me to Giana Sisters Twisted Dream and to some extent, Soul Reaver.

Game graphic overall I'm satisfied, it has unique feel for me. Certainly not pixel level. Performance wise, I play no problem on my mediocre 635m with highest quality settings available for me, no screen tearing, no sudden FPS drops.

Game's a platformer, and so as it stands it's best played with controller. While combos are easy to perform (only directional button + action button each), I'm not sure how fast my fingers would be had I played this with KB/M especially when you're required to be fast finger during a fight or moving thru a tricky level.

As for replayability, when you finish the game you're given hard level to beat. And achievements adding more appeal to come back and obtain. But for one simple playthrough, game's a bit short - I'm clocking at 6.5 hours or so for my first.

There's a leaderboard supposedly for bragging, but how someone beats the game less than 30 minutes baffles me to no end. I checked around and found it requires tricks, well.... not so good in my opinion.

Verdict, good game, but if you own previous title you'll be sorely disappointed that there's no loyalty discount anymore. I'd wait for a sale or bundle since the improvements are not worth 15 extra USDs alone.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
10/10

Imagine you took Metroid, Final Fight and Lucha Libre and put it in a blender, then you poured that all over the sexiest person you can think of and made love to him/her for 24 hours straight. Then after you are done, you are given a billion dollars, the title of King of the World, and a back rub. That's Guacamelee in a hyperbole enfused nutshell.

In all seriousness, Guacamelee has precision platforming; challenging, old school, pattern based combat; addictive music; actual funny humor; and its a friggin Metroidvania. Plus its gorgeous... It is quite possibly the best game (of the retro-esque platform/combat style) that I've played in years. Definately the best Metroidvania since Monster Tale on the DS, its secrets are not super hard to find, but the skill required to get 100% more than makes up for the slightly easy to find items, and many of the abilities make the back and forth nature of this type of game much less tedious, as almost all of them are movement based in one way or another. There is nothing that I can complain about this game, except maybe that there are no sequels yet, or maybe that its only about 12 hours long for a 100% play through.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
My recommendation for this game:

COMPLETELY ABSOLUTELY VERILY YES!!!

Get it.
It's unique.
It's well crafted.
It will teach you stuff on the way. And very forgiving for the most part.
Controls are tight and you don't need to worry about fiddly widdly things.

Best part of the game is its culturally immersive setting. I'm not a Native Mexican in any way. And this whole game provided a whole lot of newness to me.

Live in the Americas? No problem! Still plenty enjoyable for its awesome gameplay alone.

Think about it.

You start out as a burly guy, then a strong luchador, then you become...

LUCHAGOD!

By the time you get to the end of the game you will feel awesome.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
This Metroidvania game is a fun and very tough. Recommended for any fan of the genre!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Fantastic metroidvania with tight controls and great smoothly animated graphics.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Guacamelee! STCE is the kind of game you'll hate by dying (a lot), but when you actually finish it, you'll miss it like your pet just died.

Okay, so here's the story: You play as "Juan Aguacata" an agave farmer. Just an ordinary man. Until one day El Presidente's daughter gets kidnapped by the one and only Calaca. An evil skeleton worse than the devil himself.

The main goal of the game is to rescue El Presidente's daughter, and stop Calaca. Now, to me, I HIGHLY recommend a controller. I tried the keyboard, but it's just to hard.

I bought this game along with some other great platformers in the Humble Brawlers bundle. (Thanks for that awesome bundle, HB.)

I recommend this game for people who like challenging games, or platformers in general.

I really enjoyed this game, and i'm sure i will love the other games in the humble bundle i bought.

And that's my review for Guacamelee! STCE. If you liked this review or it helped you decide if you want this game, please leave a thumbs up! It helps a lot!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Best game ever to become chicken and run pass enemy 10/10. Haha joking.

To be honest I don't have a good time with brawl games quite a long time ago and this one really surprised me.

Cool story check ✓
Beautiful artwork check ✓
Flawless control / Don't need to freaking press one goddam key like other brawl game check ✓
A very awesome little detail like switch the world, cool easter egg and parody reference check ✓

I bought from humble bundle but I can garuntee for sure. This game is TOTALLY worth it with full price.
What are you waiting for? Put that in your cart now.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Metroidvania done right. Also, COMBOS!!! <3
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This is an amazing game. I haven't had this much fun in a game for a long time.
Note:
-Fun and deceivingly complex combo system
-Aggravating yet fair platforming (I've almost thrown my controller a few times.)
-Really good story
-colorful and fun artstyle and soundtrack
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Normal : 8/10
Hard: 9/10

you should finished this awesome game twice (normal & hard)
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105 of 133 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
Guacamelee Gold was one of my favorite pick ups here and I'm glad they did not take long to bring the update here. This game is not only a worthy update but a good starting point for someone who has never played Guacameelee before. I know some people are upset about having to pay for an update but they packed a lot into this. 2 extra levels along with new secrets, intensio mode and my personal favorite a new set of Steam Trading Cards!!

The only negative I can say is my hands still haven't recovered from all the abuse I put them through last time to get 100% on the achievements. But what's a little carpal tunnel to enjoy more of this great universe.
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75 of 104 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
You can Suplex a Chicken 11/10

No but to put on my Serious reviewer voice, this is the Improved version of Guacamelee, which comes with nicer looking effects for enemies, your special attacks cause camera shake etc and an "Intenso mode" which makes you super powered for a short time, plus comes with brand new content, plus a new boss (or should I say Trio of bosses), it is a great little upgrade to an already amazing Metroidvania brawler. plus its also a great deal at 66% off for those who owned the other version of Guacamelee,

Downside however is that because it is a new game rather than an expansion/patch for the original version, you will need to start again from the start, but its fun seeing what new additions/Graphics they added in this version.

p.s. the screens when you get powerups are no longer Seizure Inducing, so you wont be blinded by flashy colours when playing in the dark.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 24, 2014
Since I reviewed Gold Edition previously, I'm going to focus on the differences and new content here. See my thoughts on why I enjoyed this game so much here http://steamcommunity.com/id/Soupinator/recommended/214770

Super Turbo Championship Edition is essentially a significant content DLC on top of Gold Edition, but since it makes so many changes to the game it is sold as standalone with a discount for previous owners. Loading up a Gold Edition savegame simply would not work so if you started the game in Gold Edition you will have to start over in this one. It adds two new large areas with new gameplay mechanics, adds a bunch of new enemy types (elite versions of existing enemies with new abilities,) some new graphical effects (heat distortion and shadows,) a new rage mechanic for combat, pollo bombs!, and reworks all the fights in the game. There may be other changes I can't think of at the moment.

While none of the new content is strictly necessary to enjoy the game, I found it well worth the $5 upgrade. The new areas are a lot of fun and quite unique compared to the rest of the game and are integrated seamlessly with the story. The INTENSO rage mechanic works well as a panic button letting you recover from a fight that's going badly, and that does become necessary. The fight rework in addition to the new enemies makes the game significantly more difficult which I appreciated but others may not. In some fights they went a bit too far though, covering the screen with enemies, removing all sense of strategy and turning the combat into a spamfest.

So which version should you buy? I would definitely recommend this one, with the caveat that you may find it too difficult.
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